Never install a developpement tool on your laptop again
If you want to do angularjs with the classic web stack, you will have to install
yo… So many
developement dependencies on your laptop !
With this https://github.com/ericlemerdy/angular-dev-box, you just have to install Vagrant and it will setup an angular developement box for you.
Be aggressive with your developement environement
This is not new, but very efficient. Don't hesitate to trash your developement environment regularly just to verify that you could easily recover it, as long as your source files are saved (with git for example).
vagrant up vagrant ssh
Then you have yeoman to create a new angular project !
# Connect to the vm vagrant ssh # Change directory to the share with your laptop cd /vagrant mkdir myproj cd myproj # Scaffold angular project yo angular # Allow grunt to serve files to the lan (the one that connects with your laptop) sed -i 's/localhost/0.0.0.0/' Gruntfile.js grunt serve
Connect to http://10.10.10.2:9000 and edit your project file with your favorite IDE from your laptop. So that you have the host responsiveness for the file edition process and isolation with dev tools running inside the VM.
How it works
I used a simple
manifest/default.pp puppet configuration file to setup the box and provision dev
dependencies with puppet.
If you have any feedback, the issues are welcome !